Flying Embers, one of the more intriguing better-for-you alcohol brands out there, is opening up Flying Embers Brewery & Social Club in a reconstructed 100 year old warehouse building in downtown Los Angeles’ historic arts district. The focus of the tap room and bar is a unique range of hard kombuchas and hard seltzers on tap, specialty cocktails using a range of innovative botanical brews, and beers with adaptogens as well as handcrafted non alcoholic cocktails. For food, Flying Embers partnered with an Los Angeles Art’s District favorite restaurant, Comfort LA.
The new venue will follow California’s COVID-19 pandemic guidelines. With all tables six feet apart and window ordering, visitors will be able to watch the home sports games on a massive projector screen and sit inside or in the open air dock in patio seating. The facilities are cleaned daily and the venue boasts a superior air filtration system.
New Flying Embers head Brewmaster Jeremy Czuleger is a specialist in mixed fermentation and barrel aging delicious libations while sourcing local ingredients, a unique combination of interests and skills developed from over a decade of professional brewing. He previously held the honor of Specialty Beer Manager at Freemont Brewing, and before was Head Brewer at Brouwerij West and Lead Brewer at Trumer Brewery.
The Flying Embers commitment to innovation and the company’s advancement in fermentation have led to a core lineup of 6 unique hard kombucha flavors ranging from 4.5% to 7.2% ABV. All 6 flavors are 0 sugars, 0 carbs with live probiotics and brewed with an adaptogen root blend.
Flying Embers team
Started by Bill Moses, co-founder and former CEO of KeVita non-alcoholic kombucha (now owned by PepsiCo), the company prides itself in being experts in the art and science of fermentation. In just 2020 Flying Embers launched new products including a Hard Seltzer line, multiple unique flights of Hard Kombucha flavors, as well as a flavor collaboration with reggae musician Stick Figure. Flying Embers Hard Seltzer is the world’s first probiotic-powered hard seltzer with antioxidants and all USDA organic ingredients.
Czuleger has extensive hands-on experience building breweries from the ground-up, spending the last few years overseeing a 30+ barrel brewing system and charging the lead with crafting new, inventive recipes. His personal relationship with local farmers, growers and suppliers led to successful and creative brews.
“I’m incredibly honored,” says Czuleger. “I find great joy in crafting beers that are highly complex yet also drinkable. I’m excited to continue doing what I love at a place that will give me such a creative space to be innovate.
Holly Mattson joins Flying Embers as the Flying Ember’s Brewery & Social Club General Manager. Having worked in hospitality for over 16 years at some of LAs hottest locals, Mattson served as F&B manager at The Standard West Hollywood, the F&B Director of Petitermitage Hotel, the GM at both The Houston Brothers, No Vacancyla and Apotheke LA.
“Opening the Taprooms during quarantine has been a challenging, yet exciting process. Being able to open the doors to the public and make in person connections with our Flying Embers fans has brought this experience to life,” says Mattson. “I personally love bringing a unique and creative menu to life that really plays with the nuances of the many flavor profiles of our Hard Kombuchas, Seltzers and Active Ales. For those sober curious, we have also created plenty to offer. What I love most about Flying Embers? – our better for you approach.”
Speciality Brewing and Innovation lead Margaux Moses joins Flying Embers with a passion and commitment to healing. Moses sets out to brew for greater health and wellness, exploring plant based ingredients that reveal the connection between mind and body. Her passion for craft beer and libations is backed by an education and vast experience with herbalism. Her brewing process draws on wisdom from the alchemy explorations of Europe, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, Wise Woman tradition and more. She has spent years creating fermentations using ingredients that nourish the body, feed the cells, soothe the nervous system, and awaken the body & spirit.
“I’m so excited about being on the Flying Embers team because everyone is so forward thinking and innovative,” she says. “I’m fascinated by the alchemy of plant material and fermentation, where we as a brand are doing are so much. The thing is there are so many magical and potent plants on our beautiful Earth. And as wonderful as hops are, there is so much more to explore, and I plan to do it! At Flying Embers DTLA I will continue to play and push the envelope, and offer events, experiences, and resources the community to dive into this plant world with us.”
Flying Embers has grown exponentially and is now distributed in over 40 states and is available through delivery apps and retailers, and through the Flying Embers website, offering direct delivery to many states with 2 hour delivery in LA and NYC.